Nagpur pronunciation (Marathi:
नागपूर) is the largest city in central
India As of 2001 and second capital of the state of Maharashtra. It is
headquarter of Nagpur district and Nagpur division and is third largest city by
population of Maharashtra. Nagpur UA population 2,420,000; is
13th largest urban conglomeration in India and 114th largest city in world. It
ranks as 143rd largest urban area in world in terms of population.
It is the seat of annual winter session of Maharashtra Vidhan Sabha. The
city is the commercial and political center of the state's eastern Vidarbha
region. Nagpur lies in central India with Zero mile marker, (indicating
the geographical center of India) located here.City was founded by Gond people
but later became part of Maratha Empire under the Bhonsles. British East India
Company took over the city in 19th century and made it the capital of Central
Provinces and Berar. After first state reorganization, it lost the capital
status but was made second capital of Maharashtra .